[GLLUG] Schneier on Windows

Karl Schuttler karl.schuttler at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 23:23:07 EDT 2013

Certainly an interesting article, but a bit silly. If they want you,
they'll have you.

On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM, Clay Dowling <clay at lazarusid.com> wrote:

> On 09/15/2013 02:35 PM, Chick Tower wrote:
> > In his article at
> >
> > https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/09/how_to_remain_s.html
> >
> > and after outlining several measures to limit the ability of the NSA
> > to snoop on internet users, Bruce Schneier writes
> >
> > "I understand that most of this is impossible for the typical Internet
> > user. Even I don't use all these tools for most everything I am
> > working on. And I'm still primarily on Windows, unfortunately. Linux
> > would be safer."
> That was an excellent read.  Of particular note was that public key
> encryption was inferior to symetric shared key encryption.  I had always
> distrusted such encryption because of the shared key, which imposes a
> fixed target for attackers to work against, but a little reflection on
> historical key exchange methods reminds me that each encrypted message
> can contain the key for the next message that will be received,
> effectively creating a moving target.
> Clay
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